Posts tagged teaching idea

PicLits.com: Inspired Picture Writing

For those of us who do not have photoshop.

PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.

My students recently had to make post cards from magazine clippings to demonstrate the themes they found in Walk Two Moons (not for me, for their L.A. teacher).  This would be an excellent technological alternative.   The ideas I can think to use this for are just rolling out of me right now.  How would you use it?

StoryLine Online: Have Celebrities Read Favorite Children's Books

This site is presented by the Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation.  It streams videos with SAG members reading children’s books.  Some of the stories include Harry the Dirty Dog, To Be a Dog, Thank You Mr. Faulker, Stellaluna, A Bad Case of Stripes, The Polar Express, and Enemy Pie (Others are featured).  Some of the SAG members are Al Gore, Haylie Duff, Betty White, and Amanda Bynes.  Heck — I just might need a bedtime story tonight!